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Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University on 1977-05-08

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Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University on 1977-05-08

Topics Live concert

This source is DTS and cannot be converted to streamable mp3s.

Minglewood Blues, Loser, El Paso, They Love Each Other, Jack Straw, Deal, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Brown Eyed Women, Mama Tried, Row Jimmy, Dancin' In The Streets Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet, Saint Stephen-> Not Fade Away-> Saint Stephen-> Morning Dew, E: One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Barton Hall, Cornell University
Location Ithaca, NY

Source <b>DTS Audio 5.1</b>: Soundboard (Betty Board) > Master 7


Lossies (including stream version) removed because 5.1 channel files do not properly encode to 2 channel MP3's - the result is static.

DTS Audio 5.1: SBD (Betty Board) > Master 7" Nagra reels 1/2 track @ 7.5ips > Sony PCM501. Playback on Sony PCM 701>DAT (Digital Transfer) -- Rob Eaton DBX Decoding (Spring '99) Playback on Panasonic 4100 DAT > DB 924 D/A > Dolby 361's w/dbx K9-22 Cards > DB 124 A/D > Neve Capricorn (Digital mixing console) > DB 300S > Panasonic 4100 DAT> DAT> Digi Coax Cable > Tascam CD-RW700 > CDR (x1) > SHN (Rob Eaton remaster) AUD (Steve Maizner) > Sony ECM-990 > Sony TC-152 aud master > First Gen Reel > Played directly to hard drive > CDR > SHN; see pub comments re additional reflac version


Reviewer: crazyfingers86 - - November 18, 2011
Subject: DTS?
Was just wondering if anyone still had the .dts files available. If anyone could send them my way they'd be greatly appreciated.

Email me at
Reviewer: robertm - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 5, 2008
Subject: this show
Never understood why this show is the show of shows?????....all of 1977 is the Dead at the top of their game.
Reviewer: Chris U. - favorite - December 18, 2007
Subject: Row Jimmy on bad drugz
This song kicked butt in 1973 and 1974. Here, like so many other songs in this overrated pile of doo-doo, it gets the plodding-elephant-on-heroin treatment. Where's my blunderbuss?
Reviewer: Homer JAY Simpson - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 25, 2007
Subject: a month on the headphones and then get back to you??
that's probably because the band's tempo is so sluggish during this era that it took them a month to get through a show... lethargic tempos, horrible Donna... eh.

the barton hall show -- for its era -- is a fine representation of the band... i just can think of literally 10 other scarlet fires that trump this one; could probably come up with a half dozen other LL->supplications that are far better...

had i, despite being 9 yo at the time, attended this show, i'd probably feel much differently... so i'll just equate this to when people try to sell me on how great the shows are w/ Hornsby [weak].

if you think this show is the band's apex you obviously haven't listened to:

8-6-82 (best LL/supplication ever)
Reviewer: gr8flmark - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 10, 2007
Subject: SMILE SMILE SMILE........
This is the pantheon of GD at full steam. No other band ever had the power and raw emotion that you hear in this show. Apart from JGs heart wrenching cries during sing me back home on 8-27-72 this might just be the show to end all shows!!!! Although im still partial to the set lists of the sept-oct 1980 shows there is not a dog in the show here get some good head phones and call me in a month when you finally take them off!!!! Enjoy the ride
Reviewer: celticbar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 9, 2007
Subject: actually there
I was also a freshman at CU and at the show. It was the night before "study week", so there was a lot of pent-up energy in the crowd. Later, when the show got famous, I wondered if that had anything to do with it. I remember 4 things: (1) we almost got crushed going in; (2) it was Mother's Day, hence the Mama Tried and Bobby's "Thanks, Mom"; (3) I'd be lying if I said I remembered every song, but Jerry's climbing, ascending, magical solo on "Morning Dew" registered immediately as immortal; and (4) it really did snow on the way out, which at the time I figured was Cornell's way of telling us to get back to work. Thanks, Jerry. I miss you.
Reviewer: SimJim - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2007
Subject: Not sure if it was the "best show of '77"...
but for me it was!

I was lucky enough to be a freshman at CU that year and even luckier to be with the Cornell Concert Committee working on the stage crew.

That afternoon, we met the GD road crew. From the start, they were a friendly and laid-back group of guys that had no problem working with us - a bunch of eager 18-20 year olds. In fact, at one point, I found myself at the top of a twenty foot scaffold helping one of the crew get the massive PA speakers in place. As the set took form and sound checks were done, we all waited anxiously for the show to begin.

The lights went out around 8pm and the crowd roared as they heard the first notes of Minglewood. That first set was certainly killer but, after admittedly getting thoroughly stoned during the intermission, I was blown away by the second set.

Starting out with a brilliant Scarlet Fire then ending the set with an awe-inspiring St. Stephen/NFA/St. Stephen/Morning Dew; it was ethereal. (No doubt my state of mind had something to do with it, but that's the point of it all, no?)

The Saturday Night encore topped off an incredible show, and I was surprised at my lack of disappointment now that the it was over. Instead, I felt satisfied, a sense of completion.

Now, with all work ahead to break down the set, I had to get back up that 20 ft. scaffold. The only problem was that I was a lot "higher" than I was the first time. But, I got plenty of encouragement from the same affable roadie I'd worked with before. "Hey, you helped me put 'em up there without a hitch; I'm sure you can get 'em down, no problem!" Working the stage ended up being almost as enjoyable as watching the show. It was surely as rewarding.

So, around 4am or so, as the last eighteen-wheeler drove away, my crew members and I went downtown to an all-night diner for breakfast, and waxed poetic (or something like that) about what we had just experienced.

As I was walking home finally to get some sleep, around 5:30am that morning it started to snow. I thought it was a perfect way to bring it all to a close. And I will never forget that day...
Reviewer: qedbob - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 1, 2007
Subject: almost 30 years - i am so grateful!!!
i am joining this venue to wax about this killer concert- which i saw almost 30 years ago. i was 20 years old, had loved the dead for 2 years, but never had a chance to see them live until this fateful, blessed day. continued to see the dead (50 times??) through the 90's but this was always my favorite- experienced standing only 2 people removed from the stage, equidistant from the pa system on my left and jerry on my right-- both perhaps 15 feet away. and when bobby (?) asked everyone to take a step back (and another-- and another) because of the bug eyed people up front--- well, i was one of them but i was going nowhere but forward. i was in heaven, in the presence of god, and i only wanted to get closer!

i mostly remember the BEAUTIFUL music, scarlet>fire, jack straw, st. stephen>not fade away, morning dew- drinking in the beauty and energy, realizing that there truly was nothing like a dead concert, and after the show passing by the sound board and thinking how all the music i just heard went through it (and am so thankful now for the crystalline recording of this inspired performance that i can now, and do, relive regularly)- and walking out into the cold- well- just snow!! (it was a warm may upstate evening going in) and getting marooned overnight in the car with friends after driving off the side of the country road, waiting for the morning sun to show us the way back to buffalo, where i was then going to school.

playing with the idea of seeing dso in ithaca for the 30th anniversary, but in some ways the pure experience lives most clearly in my mind and the music which is available here. thanks for keeping the music alive!
Reviewer: rvaDUBfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 13, 2006
Subject: Want this show???
I have this show (actually it's the Betty Board remaster) if you want it feel free to email me
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as for the review, I'd say this show is one of the best Grateful Dead shows of all time. They are on point the entire show (except Bobby, but he sucks anyway so it doesn't matter, but that's another issue entirely)...There are many who claim this show as "the best Grateful Dead show, period" but I wouldn't go so far as to say that, because it's all a matter of opinion and personal taste. I prefer Brent to Keith, so I can't agree with that claim, but I can understand where it comes from. If you don't have this show, you're missing out!
Reviewer: joe1234 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 25, 2005
Subject: How to listen on your computer
Here is how to listen to this show on your computer. You will need a software DVD player and a sound card that can process DTS. I am using Power DVD XP and a sound blaster Audigy 4 card.
Follow the instructions in the post above i.e. down load the flacs decode to wav and burn to CD-R. As far as I can determine the files MUST be burned to audio CD format.
If you are using only two speakers or headphones turn on TruSurroundXT in Power DVD to process multichannel to two channel surround.
This is an awesome show!!! The audio quality and surround effects are just over the top!
Reviewer: juanie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 15, 2005
Subject: be advised:
I'm glad to see this up here - this DTS mix is really quite amazing, not to mention an incredible labor of love to get the sources synched up. But people who are new to DTS should know that you can ONLY (as far as I know) listen to this from a CD played on a DTS-compatible player (most DVD players will work) - and then only through a DTS-compatible receiver (which most newer ones are). I'm not sure if the non-FLAC formats (mp3, etc) will work and I know the streaming audio definitely WILL NOT WORK!

This is from the textfile:
More On DTS

Today's audio standards are moving towards multi-channel sound, like DTS and Dolby Digital. While the Audio-CD standard (Red Book) hasn't changed to accommodate these new sound formats, it is still possible to go around the specification and to put a 5.1 surround recording on a regular Audio-CD. To play a DTS-Audio-CD you must connect your DVD/CD player via a digital cable (optical or coaxial) to your DTS Dolby-Digital receiver. It is not 100% sure that your receiver will recognize a DTS-Audio CD, so the first time you're trying to playback a DTS-Audio-CD you must do a test to determine if it can. Begin with the volume very low, start the disc and raise the volume gradually. NEVER listen to a DTS-Audio-CD through the analog audio outputs of your CD/DVD player.

Burning Instructions:
Burn them the absolute same way as you would burn any normal Audio-CD from FLAC files.

If you play this DTS-Audio-CD and hear static it is b/c you didn't really read the text file, did you?
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